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Survey of English Place-Names

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the Lark Firrs

Field in the Parish of Utterby

Historical Forms

  • 1751 LindDep
  • larkfirr Close 1661 LindDep
  • the Close called Larkfurrs 1687 LindDep
  • Larkfir Close 1698 LindDep
  • Lark Furrs 1721 LindDep
  • the Lark Furz 1739 LindDep 1747 LindDep
  • Lark Firrs 1746 LindDep

Etymology

the Lark Firrs 1751(larkfirr Close(sic) 1661, the Close called Larkfurrs 1687, Larkfir Close 1698, Lark Furrs 1721, the Lark Furz 1739, 1747, Lark Firrs 1746, v. lāwerce'a lark', fyrs)